Invitation for Bids: PortMiami - SFCT Cargo Yard Densification eRTGs Phase I (Contract/Project #2017-034)
Posted Date: June 21, 2018

Deadline: 07/26/2018 2:00 PM

INVITATION TO BID

Miami-Dade County, hereinafter known as MDC, will receive bids for the SFCT CARGO YARD DENSIFICATION ERTGS PHASE I, CONTRACT/PROJECT NO. 2017-034, at the Office of the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. First Street, Suite 17-202, Miami, Florida 33128 until 2:00 p.m. local time on July 26, 2018, or as modified by addendum.  Bids received after that time will not be considered, nor will qualified, segregated and/or incomplete Bids be considered, and will be returned unopened. The Contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the qualified, and lowest responsive and responsible Bidder.  Received Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Interested parties are invited to attend.

THIS PROJECT IS FUNDED IN PART BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. GRANT NO. 44061619401 – PORTMIAMI UPLAND CARGO IMPROVEMENTS.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project consists of infrastructure improvements in an active cargo yard for the use of Electric Rubber Tire Gantries (eRTG). These improvements include but are not limited to: furnish and installation of concrete runways and turning pads, eRTG high wind/storm tie-downs and associate foundations, pavement, pavement marking and signage, grading and drainage for runways only, and reefer rack structure and foundations. The project also requires construction of two (2) new Florida Power & Light (FPL) vaults, a ductbank from the FPL substation on the Port to the FPL transformers, and electrical connections to owner-provided bus bars, and any supportive ancillary tasks to successfully complete all phases of the project, and any supportive ancillary tasks to the primary scope of services to successfully complete the project. The approved budget in the Request to Advertise is $31,032,499.35, and the contract duration is 777 calendar days as defined in the contract documents. All work shall be performed as per the Contract Documents.

CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS: The Prime Contractor or Subcontractors shall have completed a minimum of three (3) projects of a similar scope during the past ten (10) years where one of these three (3) projects was completed within the past five (5) years under the firm's current business name.

Project examples of a similar scope may include civil preparation of compacted soils, placement of rebar and continuous pour placement of high strength concrete for foundations.  Project examples may include building foundations for multi-story building (in excess of three stories), cast in place bulkheads at deep water facility, forming and placement of equipment foundations with pile caps, footers, and slab in excess of 18 inches (5,000 PSI Concrete). 

The Electrical Subcontractor shall have completed a minimum of three (3) projects of a similar scope during the past ten (10) years where one of these three (3) projects was completed within the past five (5) years under the firm's current business name. 

Project examples of a similar scope may include experience with the installation of underground electrical distribution systems of which the value of this work exceeded $1,000,000.00, electrical distribution system for housing development of 100 units or more, electrical distribution system for shopping mall, or electrical distribution for a multiple building industrial site.

The experience above must be demonstrated by the individual of the prime or subcontractor that will have direct or substantial involvement in a supervisory capacity at the Project Manager level or above. As a condition of award, the selected contractor shall submit the individual(s) name(s) and list of past projects, contact information along with references.

Bid documents (available on Compact Disk) may be purchased beginning on June 21, 2018, at PORTMIAMI, Contracts, Procurement and Materials Management Section, 1007 North America Way, Suite 311, Miami, Florida 33132. The non-refundable fee for each set of Bid Documents is $20.00 and only checks or money orders are acceptable and shall be made payable to the MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SEAPORT DEPARTMENT. The Solicitation Coordinator for this project is Frank Ramirez who may be contacted via e-mail at sprfi@miamidade.gov, phone: (305) 347-5508, or fax (305) 347-4893.  One copy of the bid documents will be required to prepare a bid.

MDC has scheduled a Pre-Bid Conference at 2:00 PM local time on July 10, 2018, at the PORTMIAMI, 1007 North America Way, 2nd Floor Main Conference Room, Miami, Florida 33132.  The Pre-Bid Conference is being held to answer any questions and/or concerns of prospective Bidders.  Attendance is mandatory and interested parties are required to attend.  A mandatory site visit will be conducted immediately after the pre-bid conference.

A government-issued photo ID (i.e., Driver’s License, Identification Card, Passport, etc.) is required to attend the site visit. Proposed Bidders attending the site visit are to submit the information below to sprfi@miamidade.gov, a minimum of 24 hours before the pre-bid meeting:

  • Name of individual attending the site visit as shown on their current driver’s license
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number & state issued.

Failure of a bidder to attend and sign the attendance sheet at a mandatory Pre-Bid Conference/Site Visit will result in the Contractor’s bid being rejected. If the bidder does not arrive on time for the pre-bid conference/site visit, there is no guarantee that he/she will be allowed to attend.

Miami-Dade County Contractor's Certification is required in one of the following categories: General Engineering, or other categories as applicable to Chapter 10 of the Miami-Dade County Code, or State of Florida General Contractor's License.

The following are Contract clarifications for this solicitation:

  • Office of the Inspector General Fee shall not be applicable as this Project is funded in part by the Florida Department of Transportation. Grant No. 44061619401 – PortMiami Upland Cargo Improvements.
  • User Access Program Fee shall not be applicable as this Project is funded in part by the Florida Department of Transportation. Grant No. 44061619401 – PortMiami Upland Cargo Improvements.
  • Community Workforce Program shall not be applicable as this Project is funded in part by the Florida Department of Transportation. Grant No. 44061619401 – PortMiami Upland Cargo Improvements.
  • Residents First Training and Employment Program shall not be applicable as this Project is funded in part by the Florida Department of Transportation. Grant No. 44061619401 – PortMiami Upland Cargo Improvements.
  • Small Business Enterprise measure(s) shall not be applicable as this Project is funded in part by the Florida Department of Transportation. Grant No. 44061619401 – PortMiami Upland Cargo Improvements
  • As per section 255.0991 F.S., contracts for construction services; prohibited local government preferences for a competitive solicitation for construction services in which 50% or more of the cost will be paid from state appropriated funds.

All bids and forms required in conjunction with the bid shall be submitted on the forms provided by MDC and must be submitted in DUPLICATE, within a sealed envelope.  All required forms for the submission of bids are included in the Bid Documents Volume I.  All blank spaces for bid prices must be filled in ink, in figures and if required, in words as well.  In the event of any discrepancy in the entries for the price extension of any item, the unit price as shown in figures shall govern. The sealed envelope shall be bearing on the outside the name of the Bidder, their address, the number of the project for which the bid is submitted and the date of the bid opening.

Bid Security must accompany each Bid and must be in an amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the highest Total Bid Price.  Bids may not be revoked nor withdrawn for 180 days after the Bid opening date. MDC reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in any bid, to reject any or all Bids, and/or to extend the bidding period.

Miami-Dade County, at its sole discretion may elect to negotiate with the apparent low bidder, provided that the scope of work of this solicitation remains the same.

Miami-Dade County’s “Cone of Silence”, Section 2-11.1(t) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, approved by the Board of County Commissioners, specifically prohibits communication in regard to this bid solicitation with County staff except as allowed by the Code.  The period covered by the “Cone of Silence” is defined in the code.

Bidders must file a copy of any written communication with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be available to any person upon request.  MDC shall respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon request.  Written communications may also be in the form of e-mail addressed to Gyselle Pino at sprfi@miamidade.gov, with a copy to the Clerk of the Board at clerkbcc@miamidade.gov